Marie K. Mentor

Family President, The Laird Norton Company

Marie Mentor is a fifth generation descendant of one of LNC's founding partners. She was elected to serve as LNC's Family President in July 2010. She is a member of the Board of Directors, chairman of the Family Council Committee, and serves ex officio on several other committees. Marie formerly chaired both the LNC Nominating Committee and the Laird Norton Foundation. She has served on numerous boards focused on environmental issues; as the Washington State Director for the Trust for Public Land; as a legislative assistant to two members of the US House of Representatives; and as a nonprofit management consultant. She is passionate about her family, the Laird Norton Family, baseball, gardening, and music.

Marie holds a bachelor's degree from Linfield College and a master's degree from the University of Washington's Dan Evans School of Public Affairs.

In the early 1900s, LNC and members of the Laird Norton family were instrumental in the founding of major lumber companies in the western states, including Weyerhaeuser Company, the Potlatch Corporation, and Boise-Payette Lumber.